Simple Giveaways – Grow your business, email lists and traffic with contests


Simple Giveaways helps you host giveaways which is entirely what this plugin is all about. You can host them on a separate page and also drive people to it through widgets & shortcodes.

Using giveaways and contests you can easily grow your business, email list, website traffic and also followers on any social media platform.

So how can Simple Giveaways help you?

  • Create a simple giveaway and host it on your WordPress site,
  • Define all the possible actions for subscribers to do that are focused on your audience and business,
  • Visitors join your giveaway, contest or sweepstake,
  • Subscribers are now completing actions to grow their chance of winning,
  • By completing actions they are following you on social media, sign up to your email list or find out about your newest product,
  • By sharing the giveaway, they get extra entries and you get more traffic and more followers.

Through viral sharing and word of mouth your business, product, course will grow faster than before.


Simple Giveaways will give you a landing giveaway page for your contest or sweepstake which you can easily share and it is independent of your site.
If you want to build a separate landing page for it with a page builder, you can use the Giveaway shortcode or block.

By being mobile responsive, users will have no trouble signing up and inviting others with their smartphones.

With the separate landing page, your giveaway page will load only the needed assets without any extra asset from other WordPress plugins or themes.
This means that your users will get a more optimized page that loads faster and works almost as a separate web app.

With Simple Giveaways, you can also award your audience with prizes be it digital of physical.

Referral Sharing which grows Your Website Traffic

Each subscriber can share their unique link with unlimited number of friends. With each sign up they get extra points which in return grows their chance of winning.
That’s a win-win situation for you and for your subscribers because as their chance of winning grows, your pool of potential new customers and users will also grow.

By tracking which methods is used for referral sign up, you can reward different points to each.
If a Twitter audience is more important for you, you can award more points to subscribers that get you more people from Twitter.
They’ll know that and they’ll try to share it even more on that platform.

Verified Actions

Some actions can be verified automatically by APIs.
For example: Twitter following or tweets. Those will be automatically done by clicking on the button.

On actions that can’t be automatically verified, you can easily review them and decline those that look suspicious to you.
With each action, we add additional data to it for you to have an easier way of understanding it.

Social Logins and Email Verification

With Facebook or Twitter login your users can easily sign up to your giveaway and be verified immediately.

You can require your subscribers to verify their email by clicking on the activation link in the email they receive.
By doing that, any bot, spam or subscribers that try to scam the referral sharing won’t be able to do that since any unconfirmed sign up won’t reward entries or be eligible to win.

Feature List

Have an idea on how to make it even better? Please do share it at:

The Simple Giveaways provides you with many features such as:

  • Choosing the Start Date & Time
  • Choosing the End Date & Time
  • Choosing the Winner Announcement Date & Time
  • Choosing Images which are also sortable
  • Choosing a Logo of the sponsor or yourself
  • Choosing images which will be shared on social media (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • Editing rules
  • Editing the Winner’s email that will be sent when winners are notified
  • Export emails
  • Google Captcha to get rid of spammers
  • Emailing users upon entering with their sharing link
  • Notify by email on each subscribe
  • Have more than 1 Giveaway Type
  • Choose how the winner will be selected
  • GDPR Features
  • Manage default sharing methods
  • Reselect Winners
  • Subscribers Page
  • Form Manager
  • Edit Form
  • Extra Actions for Additional Entries
  • Gutenberg Block
  • Social Login – Facebook
  • Reports
  • Multiple Prizes
  • Remind Subscribers X days before the giveaway ends
  • Categories
  • Archive of Giveaways
  • Popup Giveaway

If you want more control over your giveaway, get the PRO version from the Giveaways Menu. Simple Giveaways Pro version features:

  • Automate the giveaway (process of selecting+notifying winners is all done by WordPress)
  • Choose between different templates (one similar to KingSumo Giveaways)
  • Custom Share Value for Referrals
  • Non-Winner Email: give them a big discount that they won’t be able to refuse
  • MailChimp Integration
  • Aweber Integration
  • ConvertKit Integration
  • Active Campaign
  • BuddyPress Integration
  • MailPoet Integration
  • Mailster Integration
  • Zerobounce Integration
  • Elementor Integration
  • FluentCRM Integration
  • Define your own Custom Sharing Methods
  • Define different entries for each sharing method
  • Notifications (Fear of missing out)
  • Extra Premium Actions for Additional Entries
  • Giveaway Specific Form Manager
  • Awarding Multiple Prizes (Algorithm),
  • Giveaway Instant Win type.
  • Twitter Login.
  • Giveaway Winning Ticket type.

For Business or Store growth, the Business version will get you:

  • WooCommerce Follow-Up Emails Integration – send delayed emails for interacting with Giveaway
  • WooCommerce Extra Action – award for buying a product,
  • WooCommerce Product Bought – when a product is bought, the user will receive points immediately,
  • Easy Digital Downloads Extra Action – award for buying a product,
  • Easy Digital Downloads Product Bought – when a product is bought, the user will receive points immediately.


  • Giveaway Page
  • Giveaway Shortcode or Block
  • Giveaway Widget
  • Giveaway Edit Page
  • Giveaway Settings
  • Giveaway Integrations (Free & Premium)
  • Giveaway Subscribers


Este plugin proporciona 3 bloques.

  • Winners
  • Countdown
  • Giveaway


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Giveaways > Settings screen to configure the plugin


How are the entries collected?

The entries are collected following a referral system. When your visitors subscribe to the giveaway, they will receive a share link. If another visitors comes to the giveaway from the shared link and subscribes, the one who shared that link will get a new entry point.

How can I let you know on new ideas for the plugin?

You can share your ideas on the support forum or on Support forum will let me know immediately so it is the preferred way.


31 de octubre de 2022
The plugin is perfect and works very well. Igor provided me with the PHP code to help me make the last missing functionality to my giveaway site on my site.
27 de septiembre de 2022
Easy to use and gives you full control all the way, easily change anything as it runs. Support is fantastic. Developer understand the needs and add new features constantly. A plugin that works flawlessly.
5 de abril de 2022
I tried the other one. Even paid for the other one. This one is better. Unlike the other plugin the free version on the WP Repository is actually useful and the value-ad and low price makes this plugin a no-brainer. You can actually add images to your giveaways with this free version. You can add easy links to Facebook/Twitter with this free version. The OTHER plugin wants to charge you $399/yr for basic things like a permalink to your giveaway, a feature included with the free version of this plugin. If you need fancy features like integrations the pro version is really economical at $49/yr. Highly recommend! The best giveaway plugin on the WP repository.
17 de agosto de 2021
This amazing giveaway plugin is packed with a lot of wonderful features and it keeps getting better with every update release. The support is second to none, and Igor never disappoints with his swift response to your questions, you can tell he is so passionate about the project. This is still the number 1 giveaway plugin for WordPress, trust me, I have tried others, but none comes close to this. Great product with excellent customer service!
13 de diciembre de 2020
The 'Simple Giveaways' plugin is absolutely what i was looking for, i did need a slight tweak to one of the actions and after explaining it to the support team then they sorted it very quickly for me. Very friendly, helpful and polite support team. I am so glad i found this plugin.
6 de septiembre de 2020 1 reply
If I could give this plugin less than 1 star I would. Setting up my first giveaway was fairly easy and I had high hopes for this plugin. Unfortunately, as soon as I published the giveaway my site crashed and all posts disappeared. I have been working with my hosting company to try and recover my site. Although they said the database was corrupted, I determined that it only became disconnected from the site. While I cannot begin to imagine how a plugin could destroy an entire site, but the fact is that it did. Fortunately, I was able to recover from a prior backup. Be very careful if you use this plugin.
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Registro de cambios

2.45.1 – 2023-03-18

  • Fix: XSS was possible on some form, prize and sharing method fields, if entered by the admin or editors.

2.45.0 – 2023-03-11

  • New: Unsubscribe Link – Subscribers, if they want, can unsubscribe from giveaway emails they didn’t request by themselves
  • New: Visited From – You can now view where your subscribers came from when they subscribed (if the browser provides such information)
  • Improvement: If there are prizes to award to winners and winners haven’t been awarded yet, an alert will show before notifying winners
  • Fix: Sometimes, there were some errors getting a giveaway object. This will now return to false if not possible without any errors.
  • Fix: Code Editor when editing a Giveaway is now initialized when clicking the tab. Before, until clicked on the editor, it would hide the code.
  • Fix: [Premium] Fixed WPForms Integration code to work on PHP 5.6.
  • Update: Freemius

2.44.0 – 2022-10-03

  • New: Giveaway Scripts – Add scripts for specific giveaway.
  • New: [Premium] WPForms Integration
  • New: [Business] WooCommerce Variations can be used to specifically define which giveaway and how much points
  • Fix: Registration Action did not allow previously logged-in users to complete the action.

2.43.0 – 2022-06-13

  • Fix: Fixing the warning when trying to complete an action.
  • New: Form Field Type – Image. Users can now fill a field and upload an image if needed.

2.42.1 – 2022-03-12

  • Fix: a warning was shown when trying to show a complete button text.
  • Update: Licensing software.

2.42.0 – 2022-02-20

  • Adding Entries to CSV Export
  • Fix for deprecated privacy policy content hook
  • Extra Actions Complete Button text is editable
  • New Extra Actions category “Newsletter”
  • [Premium] Mailerlite Extra Action – Award points if they signed up to your Mailerlite list.

2.41.1 – 2022-02-05

  • Tested for 5.9.0
  • [Pro] Fix small error on specific mandatory actions.

2.41.0 – 2022-01-08

  • New: Settings Pages slightly redesigned.
  • New: Allowed Email Domains – Allow only subscribers with such email domains.
  • New: Disallowed Email Domains – Disallow subscribers with such email domains.
  • New: [Premium] Specific Mandatory Actions – lock actions until other specific ones are completed.
  • New: [Business] WooCommerce Restricted Giveaways – Restrict Giveaways to customers who purchased one of selected products.

2.40.1 – 2021-11-30

  • Fix: Countdown labels were not translatable from Countdown scripts

2.40.0 – 2021-11-19

  • New: Giveaway Option to show Prize Instructions to the Winners
  • New: GamiPress Integration
  • New: Disable Emails Setting
  • New: Integrations have categories
  • New: [Business] GiveWP: Award users for donations.

2.39.1 – 2021-09-13

  • Fix: Updating about page to show every new feature.

2.39.0 – 2021-09-13

  • New: Prize Instructions available for all versions.
  • New: Prize instructions can be included in email by using {{PRIZE_INSTRUCTIONS}}.
  • New: AutomatorWP – Action: Register someone to a Giveaway.
  • New: [Premium] myCRED can display a dropdown with options to spend points for various entries.
  • New: [Business] WooCommerce: you can globally select which products will award points and how much (fixed amount or same as product’s price)

2.38.1 – 2021-08-17

  • Fix: Integrations page would not load if AutomatorWP was not installed.

2.38.0 – 2021-08-15

  • New: Winners block.
  • New: Countdown block.
  • New: Countdown labels are translatable. No need for external scripts.
  • New: AutomatorWP Triggers when a user subscribes to a giveaway or wins it.
  • New: [Premium] Giveaway for Only Logged-in Users now has options for login and registration urls to keep visitors interested.
  • New: [Premium] myCRED points can be defined per giveaway now.
  • New: [Business] AutomatorWP Trigger when a user completes an action.
  • Fix: Mandatory Action text was not showing up.

2.37.1 – 2021-06-15

  • New: Main Giveaway Page field in Giveaways to define where you host your shortcode or block.
  • New: Main Giveaway Page field used everywhere. Defaults to the original giveaway page.
  • Fix: Block Giveaway style issue.
  • Fix: [Premium] MyCRED form did not show when show_entries was used.

2.37.0 – 2021-06-04

  • New: Extra Actions icon colors.
  • New: Manually choosing winners on giveaway edit page.
  • New: Registration Action has now a redirect option in admin area.
  • Fix: Not including SG Categories in case of some error.
  • Fix: Compatibility issue with a new missing function.
  • Fix: [Premium] Ticket Fields become removable if the Giveaway type changed from Winning Ticket.
  • Fix: [Premium] Video iframe now resized to full width without overflow.

2.36.3 – 2021-05-06

  • Refactoring major of the code.
  • New: removed “Powered By Simple Giveaways” badge. It is opt-in from now on through settings page.
  • Fix: Reports would not show data due to the major refactoring.

2.36.2 – 2021-05-03

  • Refactoring the code.

2.36.1 – 2021-04-30

  • Fix: Security fixes.
  • Refactoring the code.

2.36.0 – 2021-04-23

  • New: Sorting by Email or Giveaway under Entries
  • New: Export Entries as CSV (uses giveaway or user filtering)
  • New: Register/Login on Website Action
  • New: Leave a Comment Action
  • New: Form Fields can be used in native Subscribed Email
  • New: Form Fields can be used in Winner Email
  • New: Form Fields can be used in Reminder Email
  • New: [Premium] FluentCRM Integration
  • New: [Business] WooCommerce Followup Emails Integration – send a delayed email to someone who subscribes to the giveaway
  • Fix: The “Show Content” button is now defined by the tag in the editor
  • Fix: Share link input is now fixed so the “copy” icon does not overlap the last few characters
  • Fix: [Premium] Video on “Watch a YouTube video” action will be shown even if completed
  • Fix: [Premium] Video on “Watch a YouTube video” action will be paused if we collapse the action

2.35.0 – 2021-02-24

  • New: Email Previewer – For now, Subscriber email can be previewed. (Beta)
  • New: Responsive Emails – Emails sent by Simple Giveaways are a bit more optimized and resize on smaller widths.
  • New: Mandatory Actions – You can now set an Action to require 2 more actions to be completed before it becomes available.
  • New: Timezone Option – You can decide to show the timezone in dates appearing in footer.
  • New: [Premium] Watch a Youtube Video – reward users for watching a video. It can be completed only if the user has viewed to the end.
  • New: [Premium] Invent Own – Add a description of what a user has to do. They then enter what they did (or link it where). You can then invalidate it if needed.
  • New: [Premium] MailChimp Action – You can now add more than one list to your giveaway by actions and reward users if they subscribe.
  • Fix: Footer Date & Time were not showing correctly. They used server time instead of site time (defined in WordPress general settings).
  • Fix: Clicking on “Rules” in shortcode could trigger all rules to show if there are multiple giveaway shortcodes on the same page.
  • Fix: When showing only two information at the top of shortcode (such as total entries and your entries), they would not be centered correctly.
  • Fix: [Premium] Twitter Login now checks if users have agreed to the terms before and alerts them.

2.34.0 – 2020-12-24

  • New: Setting to block subscribers from every other giveaway if they were blocked before.
  • New: Giveaway in popup. You can now use a shortcode [giveaway_popup id={ID}] to have a button showing giveaway in popup.
  • New: Default Rules template. Text copied from RafflePress and configured so you can use placeholders.
  • New: Default Rules Placeholder for sponsors and similar.
  • New: Rules can now be shown in the shortcode as well by setting rules=1.
  • New: [Premium] Mailster custom fields support added in form fields.
  • New: [Premium] Mailpoet custom fields support added in form fields.
  • New: [Premium] Option to limit on how many giveaways a subscriber can join.
  • New: [Business] WooCommerce Product can add extra entries when bought.
  • New: [Business] Easy Digital Downloads Product can add extra entries when bought.
  • Fix: Schedule options would not show again if moving from Evergreen type.
  • Fix: Prize options would show inputs that are not related to the giveaway type.
  • Fix: If only one prize is set, there won’t be a slider initialized on the giveaway.
  • Fix: [Premium] Non-Winner emails could sometimes be sent before giveaway winners are notified.

2.33.0 – 2020-10-17

  • New: [giveaway_archive] shortcode to show all available giveaways (running or ended)
  • New: Giveaway Categories
  • New: Functions for getting templates (developers).
  • Fix: (Premium) Mailster captcha triggered even on API call through giveaways.
  • Fix: (Premium) MyCRED – placeholder on form added

2.32.3 – 2020-10-11

  • Fix: Showing entries when spending myCRED points on the admin side.
  • New: (Premium) Adding myCRED entry value where you define how much points you need to spend for entry.

2.32.2 – 2020-09-12

  • Fix: Timestamps for Giveaway on front using offset instead of timezone settings.
  • Fix: (Premium) If newsletter integrations are disabled for some giveaways, the default welcome email is used.

2.32.1 – 2020-08-30

  • Fix: Subscriber Reminder – CRON fix.
  • Fix: Footer Dates are now showing correct hours.
  • Fix: (Premium) Twitter Actions methods threw warnings due to newer methods.
  • Fix: (Premium) Question Other answer, if written but radio option still did not get picked, alert to pick an answer was shown.
  • Refactor: (Premium) Question Other Answer – textarea input and automatically selects that option when focused.

2.32.0 – 2020-08-18

  • New: Prizes can be awarded manually to winners.
  • New: (Code) Hooking sharing methods so they can be excluded or the position changed (exp. below actions).
  • New: Entry, Share and Activation links in emails are actual links in case some email clients are not rendering them as links.
  • New: Licensing Software updated.
  • New: (Premium) Drip Integration.
  • New: (Premium) Mailerlite Integration.
  • New: (Business) WooCommerce Integration – Action to award entries if a product has been purchased.
  • New: (Business) Easy Digital Downloads Integration – Action to award entries if a product has been purchased.

2.31.1 – 2020-07-14

  • Update: .po language file with new translations.
  • Fix: (Premium) Showing awarded prizes when next to winners.
  • Fix: (Premium) Ticket Type not displaying entered tickets as winners.

2.31.0 – 2020-06-06

  • New: Subscriber Reminder – Remind subscribers that your giveaway will end soon. Set how many days before it will be sent.
  • New: (Premium) Winning Ticket type – a new giveaway type to offer more of a marketing solution where no data is collected
  • New: Subscribers Reminder action on each giveaways – Whenever you want to remind subscribers, you click the button.
  • New: You can now retain all subscribers when cloning giveaways.
  • New: Added {USER_EMAIL} placeholder in the first (welcome) email to subscribers.
  • New: IP address can be saved if enabled inside of general settings. It will be shown in CSV export as well.
  • New: Background Image of a giveaway is now set under Display Settings of a giveaway.
  • New: Featured Image returned for each giveaway so your archive pages with giveaways can show a different image instead of the background.
  • Fix: (Premium) Mailster – new subscribers would not be added.
  • Fix: GDPR Terms and Privacy links will not be able to open in a new tab.

2.30.0 – 2020-03-06

  • New: Plain Email Type added.
  • New: Shortcode attribute show_total_entries to show total entries in the shortcode header if set to 1. Default: 0.
  • New: Shortcode attribute show_entries to show subscriber’s entries in the shortcode header if set to 1. Default: 0.
  • New: Shortcode attribute countdown_in_header to show countdown in the shortcode header if set to 1. Default: 0.
  • New: Shortcode attribute hide_winners_number to hide number of winners in the shortcode header if set to 1. Default: 0.
  • New: Shortcode attribute hide_prize_value to hide prize value in the shortcode header if set to 1. Default: 0.
  • New: Shortcode attribute hide_prize_title to hide prize title in the shortcode header if set to 1. Default: 0.
  • New: Shortcode attribute content to show the giveaway content entered when editing giveaway if set to 1. Default: 0.
  • New: Block “Giveaway” now has attributes from the shortcode as well.
  • New: Block “Giveaway” has a new toolbar button “Reload Countdown/slider” in case the slider for prizes or countdown was not loaded (only for in-editor preview).
  • New: URL and Number Form Field Types to trigger HTML5 errors if the fields are not in correct format.
  • New: Facebook Login localisation option in the Integration settings.
  • New: (Premium) Giveaway Type – Instant Win.
  • New: (Premium) Daily Entries have now an icon to next to entry value to show subscribers they can return back in 24 hours.
  • New: (Premium) Newsletter Integrations have a new option on each giveaway “Disable for this Giveaway” so you can disable newsletters for it.
  • New: (Premium) Active Campaign – Referred By information can be disabled, set as a Tag or a Field in Settings.
  • New: (Premium) Zero Bounce Integration – email validation service.
  • New: (Premium) Twitter Login introduced as a new option when using Twitter Integration.
  • New: (Premium) Elementor Integration – Giveaway Widget options updates to be the same as for the shortcode.
  • New: (Premium) Question Action has an Open Answer option for people to enter any question.
  • Refactor: New CSS defined for templates and shortcode.
  • Refactor: Actions made more accessible by keyboard.
  • Fix: Email validation done better.
  • Fix: Form Field names auto-generate from label if non existent.
  • Fix: (Premium) Active Campaign hides Giveaway related fields when building forms.

2.29.0 – 2020-02-10

  • New: Form Fields in URL option – add field key and value in the URL as query strings.
  • New: Referral Email – Email subscribers when someone subscribes from their referral link.
  • New: Referred & Subscribe Entries – On entries page, you can now see even when a user just signs up or has referred someone.
  • New: Shortcode – Only Form – You can now use only_form=1 to show only the form of the shortcode.
  • New: Login again with email – Under the settings page, you can now allow people to use their email to subscribe again to show their subscribed page.
  • New: Entries – Action Type Filter – You can use the filter to see all entries by the action type.
  • New: (Premium) – Elementor Widgets – When building a landing page you can now also show the giveaway or parts of it. The widgets are: Giveaway, Form, Actions, Countdown, Leaderboard and Winners.
  • New: (Premium) – Active Campaign – Tags – When someone subscribes to an AC list, they will be tagged by that giveaway as well. If someone is referred by another subscriber, they will get tagged with Referred By: EMAIL.
  • New: (Premium) – Exclude Giveaway from Notifications.
  • Fix: CSS fixes for shortcode.
  • Fix: Template fixes in form builder.

2.28.2 – 2020-01-14

  • Fix: Redirect link was also used in emails. Now it only uses the correct one (shortcode or landing page).
  • Fix: Share Link could include reference parameter which might login another user.
  • Fix: Share link attribute for sharing could be encoded incorrectly.
  • Update: MailChimp Logo.

2.28.1 – 2020-01-03

  • Fix: (Premium) Multiple Prizes test was included.

2.28.0 – 2020-01-02

  • New: Multiple Prizes Layout. You can now show prizes vertically one after the other instead of the slider.
  • New: Report: Actions – show which type of actions are used.
  • New: Email Links now point to the page from where the user has subscribed. Shortcodes included.
  • New: Entries – The page is now initially filled with extra entries if there are any.
  • New: Entries – Giveaways Filter – you can now filter entries by the giveaway.
  • New: Entries – All Subscriber Entries – there is a link under each entry email so you can filter them out by that one subscriber.
  • New: (Premium) Awarding Multiple Prizes – you can now define how the prizes can be won and also chances.
  • New: (Premium) Awarding Multiple Prizes: Instructions – You can define instructions for each prize that are sent to the winners.
  • New: (Premium) Extra Action: Secret Code – You can add multiple secret codes. Those who has one, can get the extra entry.
  • New: (Premium) MyCred Hook: Giveaway registration – You can now define a MyCred hook to award a user for entering a giveaway.
  • New: (Premium) Notification Icon – You can now change the icon of the notification by entering a different HTML code.
  • Fix: CSS for Multiple Prizes slider. Dots were not aligned correctly.
  • Fix: Giveaway Value Icon changed from the dollar sign to a money bill to represent any currency/value.
  • Update: Licensing software.

2.27.0 – 2019-11-28

  • New: Evergreen Giveaway Type – every subscriber can win if he/she gets to the defined entries.
  • New: Multiple Prizes option.
  • New: Sharing Links in Shortcode (from 2.26.3).
  • New: User Activation – if a subscriber was already subscribed to a different giveaway, he/she does not need to activate again.
  • New: Report Options – you can now hide the report options to have a bigger view on the report data.
  • New: (Premium) BuddyPress Integration – feed activity stream when someone subscribes. Add Giveaways tab under Profile.
  • New: (Premium) Question Extra Action – action for people to gain entries when answering questions. Perfect for running polls for your business.
  • New: (Premium) Edit Subscriber’s Email.
  • Fix: Show Content Button threshold – Content button will show only if there is enough content about the Giveaway
  • Fix: CSS for entries on sharing method.
  • Fix: Powered-by button opens in new window/tab.
  • Fix: (Premium) MailChimp – Group/Tags selection shows on change through AJAX. No need to reload the page to see data.
  • Update: Free and Premium slowly are separated so people can use both version activated.

2.26.3 – 2019-11-12

  • New: Shortcode sharing links will now redirect people back to the page where the shortcode is.

2.26.2 – 2019-10-23

  • Fix (Premium): Twitter Tweet Action on Entries table was not working
  • Fix (Premium): Active Campaign was not sending new contacts to lists.

2.26.1 – 2019-10-20

  • Fix: Email Title encoded entities such as the apostrophe.
  • New: Form Fields have the Winner Field checkbox so you can define which data of the winner will be shown.

2.26.0 – 2019-10-18

  • New: Winner CSV Export
  • New: Image Extra Action – Allow subscribers to upload an image.
  • New: Entries Page – View entries by Giveaways or Subscribers for extra entries with details.
  • New: Facebook Field – map Facebook fields with Form Fields.
  • New: Logged-in Users will have their email auto-filled and disabled.
  • New: Sortable Extra Actions – define the orders of actions.
  • New: Leaderboard shortcode cache will be reset when a Giveaway is saved.
  • Redesign: Form Fields were redesigned for a better user experience and allowing more fields.
  • Fix: Instagram Action was misspelled.
  • Fix: Saving required fields of closed actions forms (in the admin area) produced errors which stopped giveaways from being saved/published.
  • Update (Premium): All newsletter services form fields were updated to the new redesign layout.
  • Update: Language .pot file with new strings.

2.25.2 – 2019-09-25

  • Fix: Email template was not looking good when sent through Mailgun
  • Fix: Extra Actions sometimes had empty alerts on errors.

2.25.1 – 2019-09-17

  • New: Added 2 other shortcodes on the giveaway list
  • Fix: Added CSS for leaderboard shortcode on giveaways.
  • Fix: (Premium) Aweber Custom Fields were not saved as custom fields.

2.25.0 – 2019-09-14

  • Removed: Google+ Share removed completely from the plugin as it was shutdown.
  • New: Report to see Subscribed by date and giveaways.
  • New: Redirect URL option on each Giveaway. You can set a different page to redirect the user. Be sure to use the Giveaway shortcode there.
  • New: If the user is logged in, the form fields are using the field keys to get information from the user.
  • New: Shortcode [giveaway_leaderboard] to show the leaderboards.
  • New: (Premium) MailChimp users are now updated if they already exist with new group interests and other data.
  • Update: Masking emails when displaying winners or leaderboards to protect the privacy and security of both the site owner and the subscribers.
  • Update: Translations have been updated.
  • Update: Documentation page with shortcode attributes.
  • Fix: (Premium) ConvertKit – selected list under each Giveaway was not chosen always.
  • Fix: (Premium) Aweber – selected list under each Giveaway was not chosen always.
  • Fix: (Premium) Active Campaign – selected list under each Giveaway was not chosen always.

2.24.1 – 2019-08-15

  • Fix: iOS devices did not open the extra actions form.

2.24.0 – 2019-08-13

  • New: Unblock option. Subscribers that are blocked can now be unblocked.
  • New: Giveaway Type: No Subscriber Page. Giveaway will always show the signup form.
  • New: Permalink Option to change ‘giveaway’ endpoint in URL.
  • New: Page Layout option now also puts sharing images in meta for social media to fetch.
  • New: Twitter Account handle added alongside the Twitter Sharing image.
  • New: (Premium) Daily actions are now available as an Integration. Each action can be set as a daily one.
  • Redesign: Reports page redesigned and refactored to prepare it for new reports.
  • Fix: There was an issue with Divi and Extra actions not opening up.
  • Fix: (Premium) Non Winner email was not sent due to a recent database update.
  • Fix: (Premium) Mailpoet fix. Main class was not loaded when needed.
  • Fix: (Premium) Aweber throwed errors if a subscriber already existed.
  • Fix: (Premium) Mailster was making existing subscribers pending again if double-optin was selected.
  • Removed: Google+ Share Image option on each giveaway as Google+ shutdown.

2.23.1 – 2019-07-18

  • Fix: Edit Form requested terms to be accepted. Not anymore as they were accepted when subscribing.
  • Fix: Conflict with Facebook integration and OneSignal plugin.

2.23.0 – 2019-07-18

  • New: Edit Form – Subscribers can now edit their data once subscribed (except email). New option, false by default.
  • New: Facebook Social Login – Subscribers can enter using Facebook.
  • New: Reports – Subscribers per day
  • New: (Premium) MailChimp Group options
  • Fix: Actions could not be used in the site layout option.
  • Fix: (Premium) Aweber Name was sent incorrectly. Aweber changed its API.
  • Fix: (Premium) Aweber reset was not resetting the connection correctly.
  • Fix: (Premium) MailChimp Metabox list was not returning the correct list always.

2.22.2 – 2019-07-13

  • Fix: Notices of undefined indexes on some items on the Subscribers admin page
  • Fix: When email was re-sent from the Subscribers admin page, it would redirect the user to the first page. Now returns to the same page.
  • Fix: When deleting a subscriber, all meta is deleted as well.

2.22.1 – 2019-07-04

  • Fix: Warning notices about undefined variables on integration settings fixed.
  • Fix: Showing Favicon on the regular Giveaway page. Favicon is used from Appearances > Customize option.
  • Update: Updating the Freemius version to 2.3.0.

2.22.0 – 2019-06-28

  • Refactor: Google+ Sharing Method removed from default methods displayed.
  • New: Shortcode can display images as well with the attribute image=1.
  • New: Shortcode will display winners.
  • New: Form Field Types: Radio, Dropdown (select) and Checkbox.
  • New: Form Fields included in exported CSV.
  • New: Email Notification on each subscribe contains form field values.
  • New: Share Link can be copied to clipboard with a click.
  • Fix: If extra actions are not available anymore, there won’t be any errors.
  • PRO New: Twitter Tweet Extra Entry
  • PRO New: MyCred Integration allows you to specify how much 1 mycred point will get you entries.
  • PRO New: MailChimp GDPR Consent option so people will have to check the box to sign up.

2.21.0 – 2019-05-23

  • New: Subscribers per page option to list more than 5. Default is 10.
  • New: Subscribers can be searched by name.
  • New: Winner display will now list winner names and not emails (if names are available) to improve privacy.
  • New: Shortcode attribute redirect introduced. Default is ‘self’ to redirect on the same page. Options: ‘giveaway’ – giveaway page, or any URL.
  • New: Activate Link is now also appended as a button in the email.
  • New: Countdown Lang option to insert the link to translation file.
  • Redesign: Shortcode and Block small redesign. Adding prize information on the top of the box.
  • Improvement: Referrer will get extra points only once the referred subscriber activates the account. Fake emails will not be able to generate entries.
  • PRO New: Twitter Follow Integration. Subscribers can now follow accounts for additional entries.

2.20.4 – 2019-05-23

  • Fix: Email Activation Link auto-generated in the emails was incorrect.
  • PRO Fix: Default Form Copy to Giveaways was not working.

2.20.3 – 2019-05-06

  • Fix: Admin Dashboard Widget was not utilizing the styles correctly.
  • Fix: Extra Actions could be completed more than once.
  • Fix: Complete button from Extra Actions is removed upon first completion without page load.
  • Fix: Giveaway Block JavaScript fix.

2.20.2 – 2019-04-26

  • Fix: Giveaway Images and Logo could not be removed once added.

2.20.1 – 2019-04-24

  • Fix: If Gutenberg not installed or used on lower than 5.0, an error might occur when registering blocks.
  • Fix: assets such as CSS or JS were loaded incorrectly on some giveaway types.
  • Fix: Version is added on install, so updates are not triggered on fresh install.

2.20.0 – 2019-04-23

  • New: title attribute to Shortcode. Default set to 1.
  • New: Subscribers can manually be added.
  • New: Gutenberg Block for Giveaways.
  • New: Extra Entries Actions Feature refactored and added to the free version.
  • Redesign: Shortcode, Widget and Form fields.
  • Refactor: Scripts and other HTML can now be added to Giveaway head or footer. Added CodeMirror script for better experience.
  • Refactor: Added Webpack for handling & optimizing assets. Moved assets under one folder.
  • PRO New: Ability to Copy the default form to each specific Giveaway.
  • PRO New: Extra Action Twitter, Facebook and Instagram added.


  • New: Added Sortable Placeholder in Form Field Manager.
  • New: Option to remove links in the emails.
  • New: Subscriber Statuses: Pending, Active, Blocked.
  • New: Subscriber Block action.
  • PRO New: Giveaway Specific Form Field Manager.


  • Fix: Renamed the shortcode function to remove a conflict with the SendGrid plugin.


  • New: Manual Activation in the Subscriber List
  • New: Custom Email for new subscribers. Has entry, share and activation links applied.
  • New: Custom Email for request links. Has entry, share and activation links applied.
  • PRO New: Mailster integration.
  • PRO New: Active Campaign Custom Fields added to Form Manager Fields
  • PRO Refactor: Active Campaign integration uses their newest API (v3)
  • Security Fix


  • Added Class to Math Captcha container.
  • Added a filter to programmatically hide the “Show/Hide Content” button.
  • Updated the .pot file for translations.


  • Fix: Giveaway Clone Tool did not allow to edit posts. Now it works.
  • Fix: Giveaway did not show winners and end template if the statuses were Ended, Winners Chosen & Winners Notified (and the end time was still in the future). Now it does.


  • Fix: Giveaway content was displayed above the title. Now it displays correctly.


  • New: Giveaway Clone Feature.
  • New: Shortcode giveaway_winners to show the Winners of the Giveaway.
  • New: Setting to show the entries of each winner.
  • New: Re-Send Email feature for each subscriber
  • New: Email Logo and Email Colors
  • Fix: Hiding the Show/Hide Content button if there is no content.
  • PRO New: Custom Actions for Extra entries can have different colors now.
  • PRO New: MailChimp Merge Tags added to Form Manager Fields.
  • PRO New: ConvertKit Custom Fields added to Form Manager Fields.
  • PRO Fix: Name field was not sent into the MailChimp List.
  • PRO Fix: Name field was not sent into the Aweber List.
  • PRO Fix: Name field was not sent into the ConvertKit List.
  • PRO Fix: Name field was not sent into the Active Campaign List.


  • PRO Fix: If MailPoet is deactivated, we won’t receive an issue.
  • Fix: Form Manager email field was not used to send emails.


  • New: Form Field Manager.
  • New: Subscriber Page.
  • Fix: Sharing Methods can be completely removed.
  • Fix: Users can’t enter a giveaway before it’s start date.
  • PRO Fix: Subscribed users don’t see their own in Notifications.
  • Removed: Name Field Option since Form Field Manager has been introduced.


  • Fix: Error when trying to delete a single subscriber.
  • New: Tab “Emails” under Settings.
  • New: Sender Email and Name for Giveaways.
  • Refactor: Checking Theme Overrides for the global giveaway template (/giveaway/ folder in theme).
  • Refactor: New email class for sending emails to enable future email templates.
  • PRO New: Adding Custom Colors to Custom Sharing Methods.
  • PRO New: myCRED Integration.


  • Updated POT.


  • Added updated POT file for translations.


  • Updated Freemius SDK to 2.1.3.
  • Fix: Added hour offsets for UTC timezone.
  • Fix: CSS – layout of sharing methods.
  • PRO: Added popup option for custom sharing methods
  • PRO: Added Extra Actions which you can create.


  • Fix: single giveaway page did not have the giveaway content.
  • Fix: CSS specificity – Giveaway CSS applied to other elements on the site.
  • Fix: Pro Notifications showing full emails. Now they’re masked.
  • Fix: Google Captcha was not showing when using site header and footer.
  • Added: Facebook, Twitter and G+ sharing methods now open in new window.


  • Showing winners in users column.
  • Hiding Giveaway content on subscribers page.
  • Math Captcha.
  • Site’s Header and Footer enabled.
  • PRO: Added Notifications (FOMO).


  • Fix: If winner(s) info is empty then the giveaway won’t show that information on the page.
  • Added Reselect winner(s) option
  • Added customized messages when changing giveaway statuses.
  • Added new Giveaway type: Logged-in (only for logged-in users).
  • PRO: Added custom entry points per sharing method


  • Fix: Yoast Shortcode Check Conflict causing fatal errors.
  • Freemius Updated to 2.1.1 (Software licensing).


  • Fix: Not centering images on Giveaway pages inside the content.


  • Integrated with WordPress core GDPR Features.
  • Added GDPR consent for entering the giveaway (if active).
  • Giveaway UI Change when entering Giveaways.
  • Added Activation. You can request subscribers to activate their subscription.
  • Added new Giveaway Type: Limited.
  • PRO: Added the ability to define Custom Sharing Methods


  • Bug Fixed: Request for Subscibed Link was being sent only to non existing user. Now only to existing users.
  • Bug Fixed: Checkboxes in Settings were reset if saving settings on different tabs. Properly saved now.
  • Added Subscribers Page
  • Added Email search in Subscribers Page (You can easily find all records for one email and delete them – GDPR Feature)
  • Added Type under Prize box. New Complete Random Winner algorithm added.
  • Added Username in the winner list if available
  • Added Sharing Methods Settings. You can choose which sharing methods to use.


  • Error Fixed: Adding HTTP if missing in Logo link.
  • Added Translation: Romanian
  • Added Referrer info in users list
  • Added Winner display when Giveaway ended
  • Added Name in CSV Export
  • Added Style input in Settings for custom styles
  • PRO: Added MailPoet v3 Integration


  • Error Fixed: Not calling end timestamp if end date is not defined.
  • Added Translation: Romanian
  • PRO: Added Double Optin option in MailChimp Integration
  • PRO: Fixed Aweber error handling
  • PRO: Improved Integration activation.


  • Bug Fixed: Added the front class on the admin side if a shortcode is processed.
  • Design Fixed: Spaces in templates, shortcode and widget.
  • Bug Fixed: Winners translation is now fully translatable. Bug with Poedit tool.
  • Added Name field as an option
  • PRO: Added Active Campaign Integration


  • Enhancement: New Icons in Templates. More responsive templates.
  • New Feature: General Setting – Notify on each subscription
  • PRO: Added ConvertKit Integration


  • Enhancement: Get alerted if a winner announcement date is before the end date.
  • Enhancement: When changing the end date, the winner announcement date will be set the same if defined sooner.
  • Enhancement: Added Giveaway Dates to the list of all giveaways
  • Enhancement: Added Actions to End the Giveaway, Select/Notify Winner(s) and Download the CSV right from the list of all giveaways.
  • Added Malaysian Words on Countdown per request.
  • Added Winner Email Subject
  • PRO: Added Aweber Autoresponder Integration


  • Bug Fixed: Admin CSS – Datepicker not showing due to some plugin conflicts
  • Bug Fixed: MailChimp Integration Fix


  • Added button to list users on the list of all giveaways
  • Added Integration page
  • Added Integration classes for extensibility
  • PRO: Added MailChimp Integration


  • Adding Conditional Text on Settings > Conditionals to show the number of subscribed users
  • Logged in users can enter the giveaway without entering email
  • New list of subscribed users.
  • PRO: Extra conditional fields
  • PRO: Entries of each subscribed user can be edited


  • Fixing notice on undefined index of Google reCaptcha


  • Fixed Style & Functionality in Shortcode/Widget
  • PRO: Added Placeholders to Non Winner Emails
  • PRO: Sending Email to ‘Bcc’ instead of ‘To’


  • Added two actions on user registeration & update


  • Share is now available through ID instead of hash
  • Hash created on registration, not on page load to remove page caching issue
  • Added Header & Footer boxes to insert scripts
  • Option to change the text on the Rules button


  • Removing duplicate entries for currently running giveaways


  • Strenghtening the Reference ID


  • Improved Reference ID. Disabling same Reference IDs


  • Fixed share link in registration email
  • Improved Polish translation


  • Localized End & Winner Date formats on templates


  • Added countdown localization for: Polish, Italian, Croatian, German & French


  • Fixed Bug: Shortcode & Widget Countdown throws an error
  • Added a simple metabox for Idea information


  • Few new fixes for timezone display & calculation


  • Added Fix from 2.2.5 to already running Giveaways


  • Fixed Templates for Ending & Countdown


  • Scheduling Fixed


  • Widget CSS fix
  • Added input to link the logo


  • Compatibility fix for lower PHP version


  • Fix on a code to be compatible with lower PHP version


  • Subscribed Column
  • Input for settings are larger
  • PRO: Removed Old Scheduled Automation if the Giveaway changed the date
  • PRO: Non Winner Emails


  • Added Widget Subscribed Screen


  • Shortcode Fix
  • Widget Title changed


  • Activation Correction


  • Shortcode
  • Refactored Giveaway user recognition
  • Translation update


  • 2 Tables for better future scale
  • Widget
  • Template Changes


  • Template Changes


  • Flushing Rewrite Rules on Activation


  • Corrected Styles
  • Displays Correct Timezone Abbreviation
  • Corrected the rendering of the content ( oEmbed, Galleries, … )


  • Added Freemius support for easier upgrade to PRO version


  • Fixing Admin Display for the Color Picker


  • Editable Subscriber Email


  • Better documentation


  • Added documentation
  • Fixed JavaScript bug on Images


  • Welcome Email for Subscribers


  • Initial commit